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DNCE, a new band from L.A. fronted by Joe Jonas, is coming to Empire!

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All Ages | $15 Advance /$20 DOS

“Cake by the Ocean,” the debut single from L.A.-based four-piece DNCE, came to life thanks to some brilliant use of serendipity. “We were at the studio, and I overheard the producers saying that they wanted to get cake by the ocean,” recalls the band’s frontman Joe Jonas. Once he realized that his Swedish collaborators Mattman & Robin had misspoken the name of a tropical cocktail — what they were really after was Sex on the Beach — Jonas began crafting a new song around the cake-by-the-ocean concept. The result: a silky, swaggering piece of groove-heavy pop built on disco-jangly riffs but saturated with plenty of pure emotion and undeniable soul. “That song was a total breakthrough,” Jonas says. “Once we came up with ‘Cake by the Ocean,’ everything was electric.”

Formed in the Summer of 2015, DNCE, which also features guitarist JinJoo Lee, bassist/keyboardist Cole Whittle, and drummer Jack Lawless, was born from Jonas’s long-brewing plan to launch an offbeat pop project inspired by the melodic R&B of Earth, Wind & Fire and Hall & Oates. “I had this vision for about five or six years, but I took some time to hit the reset button and figure out what I wanted to do next,” says Jonas, whose former group the Jonas Brothers started in 2005, went on to sell more than 17 million albums worldwide, and parted ways in 2013. “Once we got going on making this new music,” he continues, “it all just fell together so perfectly.”

Asked to describe DNCE’s live show, Jonas says: “It’s like going to some club in Europe at 4 a.m. and everybody’s all sweaty and looks like they’re in the Village People. We’re all from different worlds, but we’re all here together.”

Don't miss out on DNCE's performance here in Austin!

Listen: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cake-by-the-ocean-single/id1040687991?app=music&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Watch their video for "Cake by the Ocean": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWaRiD5ym74
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